The Geneva Lake Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands, open space and the unique character and quality of life of Walworth County, Wisconsin. Working with landowners, and government officials, the Conservancy advocates private and public land use and management decisions that assure responsible growth and protection of natural and historic resources.
CONSERVANCY COMPLETES 556-ACRE CONSERVATION EASEMENT TO PROTECT CRITICAL BLANDING’S TURTLE HABITAT – The Geneva Lake Conservancy has completed a 556-acre conservation easement in northwest Walworth County that will protect critical habitat for several endangered species and species of concern in Wisconsin, including the Blanding’s Turtle. The property is owned by Ron Piening, a retired Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) employee, who began purchasing the parcels in the Towns of Darien and Richmond in 1965. The land includes more than 270 acres of woodland, a dozen kettle ponds and 240 acres of prime agricultural land. “Unlike buildings, a legacy of land lasts forever,” said Piening who has named the property the Holzinger Memorial Preserve after his father’s family. “This conservation easement is a result of years of planning and will ensure that this land is preserved and restored for future generations." Click here to read the full press release.
Explore the Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park!
View the map to see the unique features of the Park from the Thinking Spot, Fishing areas, boardwalk, to the worm digging bin! Explore the children’s classes at the park and read the press release.
Geneva Lake Conservancy Office
398 Mill Street, P.O. Box 588
Fontana, WI 53125
Phone: (262) 275-5700
Fax: (262) 275-0579